Medicine: Grim Statistics

Two candid reports on health conditions in widely separated parts of the British Empire shocked Britons and Americans last week: one on India, one on England itself. Most shocking was a cabled report from Dr. John B. Grant, 43, who is on loan to the Indian Government from the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division. Slightly less shocking is Our Towns: A Close-Up (Oxford University Press), a study of British town children evacuated to the country in 1939.

Dr. Grant does not describe the smell of Calcutta, the Indian habit of throwing garbage and excrement...

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